Apply for Membership


Thank you for considering the Catholic Media Association as one of your professional organizations. For those who work in Catholic communications, the CMA connects you with Catholic journalists and media pofessionals, media- and public relations experts, and those who work in communications departments. You'll be a part of a global network of Catholic communicators. 

Membership Applications

Please download and complete the application form appropriate for the type of membership you are requesting. Return the form to

  • Organizational Media Member [PDF] - Publishers of Catholic newspapers, magazines, websites, newsletters, books, pamphlets or general Catholic literature, as well as Catholic radio, and television stations and film companies.
  • Organizational Communications Member [PDF] - Typically, the communication department of a diocese or religious order, a Catholic communication or public relations company, or a Catholic school or university.
  • Freelance or Individual Member [PDF] - If you are interested in Catholic media, but do not work for an organizational member, you may apply for acceptance as an Individual Member.
  • Service Member [PDF] - If you are a business-to-business organization, you may apply for acceptance as a Service Member, or as an employee of a Service Member.
Terms of Membership

Memberships are for a calendar year, January 1 to December 31. If your membership application is accepted in the middle of the year, the CMA will prorate your dues accordingly. Dues for membership in the Catholic Media Association vary by type of membership and size of the organization. View the Annual Dues Rate schedule.

Membership Application Process

Your completed application will be forwarded to the Membership Committee for review. A representative from the committee will contact you to get to know you and your interest in joining, and match those to the benefits offered by the association.

The committee will forward their recommendation to the Board of Directors for membership approval during their monthly meeting. Upon approval, you will be invoiced for membership dues, receive website login instructions, and a certificate of membership. Your member benefits will begin immediately.

We encourage new members to share their knowledge and talents with members of the Catholic Media Association. The active participation of our members, makes all members successful.


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